Geoffrey specializes in various areas of interdisciplinary in vivo, in vitro, and in silico musculoskeletal research, working closely with the MSk Lab and The Biomechanics Group. His primary research focuses on musculoskeletal biomechanics and joint preservation methods, aspiring to outline a path for joint restoration, injury prevention, and healthy ageing.
Graduating as Valedictorian, Geoffrey received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, where he examined the effects of cam-type femoroacetabular impingement on hip joint loading. Geoffrey determined anatomical and functional characteristics associated with clinical symptoms and simulated patient-specific computational models, to determine which individuals were at risk of early hip joint degeneration. Currently, Geoffrey continues to examine joint preservation techniques for the young adult hip, to better understand the effects of morphology, capsular ligaments, microinstability, implants, and surgery on joint function and mechanics.
Geoffrey's interdisciplinary approach and research led to numerous awards, high impact papers, book chapters, and special invitations to international conferences. Geoffrey received a 2019 New Investigator Recognition Award (Orthopaedic Research Society), considered as the most prestigious early career accolade in orthopaedic research; and was co-awarded the 2018 Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons), considered as the highest achievement for an orthopaedic research program. He also received honours from the British Hip Society, British Orthopaedic Research Society, Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society, International Society of Biomechanics, and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research©.
- Joint preservation and early surgical intervention
- Morphology and osteoarthritis
- Pattern recognition and predictive injury modelling
- Implant design and surgical approach
- Musculoskeletal health and human performance
- In vitro -- anatomical examinations and cadaveric experimentation
- In silico -- finite element and musculoskeletal modelling
- In vivo -- diagnostic imaging, motion analysis, and optical tracking
PhD (Valedictorian) Mechanical Engineering | University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
MASc Biomedical Engineering | University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
BScEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering | Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
et al., Hip Joint Torsional Loading Before and After Cam Femoroacetabular Impingement Surgery, American Journal of Sports Medicine, ISSN:0363-5465
et al., 2018, Unravelling the hip pistol grip/cam deformity: Origins to joint degeneration, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Vol:36, ISSN:0736-0266, Pages:3125-3135
et al., 2018, Cam FAI and Smaller Neck Angles Increase Subchondral Bone Stresses During Squatting, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, ISSN:0009-921X, Pages:1-1
et al., 2018, Altered walking and muscle patterns reduce hip contact forces in individuals with symptomatic cam femoroacetabular impingement, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol:46, ISSN:0363-5465, Pages:2615-2623
et al., 2018, Anatomic predictors of sagittal hip and pelvic motions in patients with a cam deformity, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol:46, ISSN:0363-5465, Pages:1331-1342